Happiness is.... enjoying the pregnancy

Posted by ~Summer~ on 30.9.15
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September marks the end of my second trimester of pregnancy and the beginning of the third. Yeap, how fast time flies! Before I know it, I will be cradling my newborn and honestly, I am feeling excited just thinking about that moment.

Nonetheless, I tell myself to cherish each day as it passes and I am enjoying all the time I have now with my two precious darlings before their little brother arrives. Deep down, I know I have been very blessed not just with three kids, but the fact that my pregnancies have mostly been smooth - I feel in the pink of health and have the energy to run around, exercise, jump, swim, dance and play! They say a positive mindset makes all the difference and I believe in that too, so as much as I can, I think about the good things and remind myself to stay hopeful and cheery.

In this month's "Happiness is...", I share with you all the fun times I had and the happy memories I tried to create for my family of four before it comes a five.


The haze has made it quite impossible to venture outdoors on some days and to keep safe, we opted for some air-conditioned fun instead. One Sunday, the hubby was not around and I brought the girls to Petite Park in City Square Mall followed by having yummy pasta for dinner (we seldom do that with the hubby because he prefers Chinese cuisine to Western) which made them squeal with delight.

It's been quite a while since we went to the arcade and so one evening, we went to Changi Airport Terminal 3 for some finger-licking good, crispy chicken at 4 Fingers followed by hours of arcade fun! The good thing about these two is that other than kiddy games, they also don't mind pairing us up and playing more adult games like shooting, car racing, basketball and so on.

I was also thankful to receive some Play-doh gifts from Hasbro which kept them busy and happy for hours just making colourful, sometimes out-of-shape cupcakes and macarons.



The girls also watched their first ever Hi-5 concert and were blown away by the Hi-5 House of Dreams! The good thing was we had some empty space in front of us and the two of them could stand up, jump, dance and sing throughout the concert.




On days when the air seemed better, we grabbed the opportunity to go out and Gardens by the Bay is always one of our favourites. We would have dinner at Satay by the Bay and then let the girls go on a night treasure hunt with their torches. Guess what were their so-called treasure? Well, ants, spiders, dead leaves, pebbles and anything that fascinated them. Of course, they much preferred the ones that could move!




On the Hari Raya holiday, despite the fact that we were going for a holiday the next day and had not started packing in the least, we decided to head to the west and brought the kids to Science Centre. Though KidsStop was full and we had to miss it, we still thoroughly enjoyed watching Pandas: The Journey Home in the Omni-Theatre followed by exploring Science Centre itself - even if it was for the nth time. The show chronicles the journey of a panda from captivity to being released in the wild and when the mummy panda gave birth and the girls saw these tiny, pink, cute little babies, I could really sense their amazement and awe.

As the little one is turning three and will be starting half-day school very soon, I am making extra effort to cherish our one-one-one mornings together. Sometimes we go out shopping, sometimes we play puzzles, sometimes we watch cartoons and sometimes we just laze around and not do much at all. Still, I am just happy to be right beside her and I know she feels the same too.





Yes, and as you might know, we made not just one, but two overseas trips this month! The first one was a road trip up to Club Med Cherating and we totally enjoyed the all-inclusive, family-friendly experience. (You can read my first post on our trip here and in case you don't know yet, the second post will be up soon and I have a family holiday package to give away too!)

Personally, I was just glad to go on this first vacation of the year and enjoy some family bonding time out of Singapore. I didn't really want to fly since we are saving up for the third baby, so we had to be contented with visiting nearby countries for the time being. Well, I do have to count my blessings because to have holiday sponsors coming in time and again for a small fry blogger like me, that is more than a dream come true already and I am so thankful for that.




Good things come in pairs, right? We also got invited by HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam to check out the new facilities after our first trip there last year. I always think that if I were the client, I wouldn't approach the same blogger twice so I could only be pleasantly surprised and deeply grateful that they did.

I also invited my parents and in-laws to join us on the trip so we could celebrate my dad's birthday together too (no, their expenses were not sponsored and came from our own pockets). It warmed my heart to see them having the courage to try out new activities and having fun throughout. For the hubby and I, we managed to spend some rare couple time and went for a ATV ride, jet ski and a massage session too! (Some might think I was being crazy to do so but well, I had the support of the hubby and my parents who gave me the green light and in the first place, I knew best what I could or could not do. Yes, third time pregnant means I had more experience and knowledge of my own body, so please don't worry about me!) I will be sharing more on our trip soon!


Last but not least, we rushed back in time from Batam to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival the same evening. I heaved a sigh of relief when I managed to dig out the lanterns we made previously and went out to get candles and some low-smoke sparklers (these cost me $12,90! But I really didn't want to add to the haze) for the girls to have fun too!  

八月十五庆中秋,一家团圆乐融融.

So September ended with yummy mooncake and a radiant smile. I'm happy to now move on to the final lap of the pregnancy and I know things will just get more exciting from here.

How was the month of September like for you?

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20 comments:

  1. What a chill mum. Glad to read that you're entering your third trimester soon. So excited for you!

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    1. Thanks much, Susan! Yes, time passes so fast, counting down to the day!! :)

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  2. Wow, you're really amazing to be able to do so many things during your pregnancy! I'm sure Ariel will miss her one-on-one time with you, but she seems like such a sweetheart, I'm sure she will understand when you have to spend more time with didi. Enjoy your last trimester!

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    1. Awww thanks! I think she can somehow sense that soon she will not have Mummy all to herself and that is why she hugs me extra tight and plants more kisses on my face than usual nowadays. But yes, I hope she will be a good big sister when didi comes! Thanks much!

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  3. Reading your post really made me realised how time flies! I still remember when you first announced your pregnancy and then the exciting gender reveal! You are really one amazing pregnant mom of two for the amount of energy you have!

    I can feel your happiness too! Cherish the time you have with your two darlings before you become a mum of three! Jia you!

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    1. Yar, how come time flies so quickly!!!! Haha. 10 more weeks left become I officially become a mum of 3, fwahhhh! Oh yeah, I am cherishing the time I have with the two girls before the baby boy pops. Thanks much Ting! =)

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  4. I am really happy to hear that your pregnancies had been really smooth! It makes a whole lot of difference especially when you've got 2 more young ones that you need to entertain and spend time with. Before we all know it, didi will be here to join in the fun!

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    1. Yes I am very lucky, I know! Still got energy and mood to play and do sports! Haha. But oh well, not now then when, just gotta cherish and make sure I stay safe too! Yes, things are going to get even merrier very soon!! =)

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  5. Time flies, third trimester already! So happy for you!

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  6. I really envy the amount of energy you have. So many activities in one month! I think with every new pregnancy, one will become more relax and try to enjoy the pregnancy and time with family. Can't wait to read about your birth story!

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    1. Yes, I think it's about experience. Haha. Third one liao, it seems like I am not so gan chiong or nervous anymore but instead I try to focus and enjoy the time I have left with the two dearies now. I hope the birth story will be a smooth one, lol! Thanks much Jolin!

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  7. Good to hear you are well and enjoying your pregnancy. You know, the elders believe how the pregnant mums feel, affect the baby's temperament. I'm sure your little boy will be a cheerful and happy bub! I miss having a newborn. I'm very excited for you.

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    1. I miss having a newborn too, maybe that's why!! Haha. Well the thing is they all grow up so super duper wuper fast! Just gotta treasure it while it lasts. I sure hope the baby will be a happy boy too!! =) Thanks Michelle! =)

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  8. Such energy as you spend your third trimester with your darlings and Looking forward to you welcoming your bundle of joy!

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    1. Haha I think these two give me the energy and boost on most days too. Can't imagine if I cannot keep up with them, they will be bored to tears! Hehe. Thanks much, I am looking forward too! =)

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  9. You are one energetic and super mum! Salute your level of activity with your girls even when preggy with no. 3! I'm sure your little boy will be an active and cheerful one, cos you know what people say, happy mum happy baby. Looking forward to seeing little baby boy soon!

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    1. Aww thanks! I hope so too, happy mum = happy baby! Haha. I think I try to do more things to keep myself happy and cheerful this period too instead of staying home and finding life mundane. Haha. Thanks much, Claudia, will post pics once he arrives! =)

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  10. You look great with 2 girls and a bump! And I really the admire the energy you have. I'm sure the whole family is just as excited as you. Your readers too!

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    1. Thanks much! I don't know who's excited but the girls and I sure am! Every night they tell didi "we are waiting for you to come out and play with us!". Awww. Just a few more weeks of waiting! =)

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